IT Futures

University of Edinburgh

Conference 2015

The University’s IT Futures conference returns this year with a theme around IT horizons in research and a title of “Research: doing it faster, doing it differently”.

It will take place on Thursday, 17th December 2015 0915-1600, in G07 Informatics Forum.

October 12th update: This conference is fully booked. Please add your name to our waiting list in case of cancellations. Add name to Waiting List.

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Programme overview

All speakers are University of Edinburgh colleagues unless otherwise stated.

Please note: The programme is almost final. Please do not plan your timed attendance around this version of the programme. The committee reserve the right to alter the timings and speaker slots as planning continues apace. For instance a morning speaker could be changed to a pre lunch speaker; or afternoon speaker to morning. We will confirm the programme as soon as possible.

 08.30 – 09.15  Registration, with coffee
 09:15 – 09.30  Welcome
 09:30 – 10.00  Opening Address: Sir Prof Timothy O’Shea
 10.00 – 11.00  Prof Susan Halford, University of Southampton
  with Invited Respondent – Prof Sian Bayne
11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break
 11.30-12.00  Prof Burkhard Schafer
 12.00-13.00  Dr Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge
 with Invited Respondent – Melissa Highton
 13.00 – 14.00   Lunch
 14.00 – 14.30  Dr Shaun Bevan
 14.30 – 15.00  Prof Alan Bundy
 15.00 – 15.40  Gavin McLachlan and Prof Mark Parsons
 15.40 – 16.00  Prof Richard Kenway, Closing Address
 16.00 – 17.00  Please join us for Mince Pies and Mulled Wine